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even further into record territory. >>> the treasury department says the country's budget deficit dropped to its lowest level in six years, during 2013. the federal deficit was $680 billion in the last fiscal year. that's down from about $1.1 trillion the previous year. cnn global economic analyst, managing editor of "time" magazine. so it's a dramatic -- about 15% drop in the deficit, which is still high, but a lot less than it used to be. what happened? >> well, in short, the country's growing again. we have been in a recovery for the last year. hasn't felt like one to a lot of people, but growing your way out of a deficit is always the best way to do it. that happened during the boom period of the clinton years, what a lot of people have been hoping would happen once we got past the fiscal headwinds in washington, that we get back on a growth path. what's interesting, though, there is actually a cbo study out looking at the longer term impact on budget deficits. and we have to keep growing faster in order to keep it down. we go back to a 2% economy, those numbers will tick righ
could save. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the federal deficit plunged by more than $400 in the last fiscal deficit. the sharpest drop since the end of world war ii. alison kosik is in new york to tell us why this happened. >> the federal budget deficit is at its lowest level in five years. the deficit is the difference between what the government spends and takes in. that dropped to $680 billion in 2013. to give you some perspective, during the financial crisis, it shot up above $1 trill in 2009 as the economy tanked and government bailouts became the norm. here is why it is happening. the economy is getting better over the last few years. the deficit has been shrinking. also, we are paying higher taxes. all that means more revenue for the government. the government has cut back on spending. the republicans, they still insist that the budget deficit is still too large. if they are looking for a fight, they may not get it. congress agreed to a bipartisan budget deal. mid-term elections are coming in the fall. a strengthening economy is removing m
a real deficit. he let putin bring him down the garden path on syria, a country that was supposed to have given up all its kemic am weapons by february but has only given up 11% of them. what accountability have we heard demanded by the president. whether it's ukraine, china, syria, where wherever we see him, he just doesn't have what it takes to be taken seriously by foreign leaders. >> is he credible? what do you think? >> i think he's more than credible. for example, if you go back and look at 208 when russia went into georgia, we did nothing. that was at the height of our involvement in iraq and afghanistan. he's got the international community to put sanctions. these aren't going to be the treasury. these have to be international sanctions. nobody, even the harshest critic, wants to put boots on the ground. >> let me give you an example of why i think the credibility thing is a little bit tricky. look at what the president said at one point today. it's remarkable. >> one thing right away is to work with the administration to help buy assistance to the ukrainians to the people and tha
loophole and we'll raise taxes on very rich people because we do have a significant deficit and we're printing money and it's time to act responsibly. >> michael far, we appreciate that. still to come, we're watching arizona where the governor is expected to make a major announcement at this hour about the religious freedom bill that we've been talking about. we'll be there live. >>> paula deen with a significant new investment. an announcement to make. is it a sign that america has forgiven her from using the "n" word. >>> what prompted spike lee to go on this profanity ridden rant? >> get the [ bleep ] out of here. no, i can't do that. get the [ bleep ] out of here. i can't do that. nvestment isn't the only return i'm looking forward to... for some, every dollar is earned with sweat, sacrifice, courage. which is why usaa is honored to help our members with everything from investing for retirement to saving for college. our commitment to current and former military members and their families is without equal. ...and let in the dog that woke the man who drove to the control room [
are sponges. they just soak that up. a 30 million more deficit is hard to make up. and if a black or latino kid isn't ready for kindergarten, he's half as likely to finish middle school with strong academic and social skills. so by giving our kids access to high-quality early education and by helping parents get the cools they need to help their children succeed, we can give more kids a better shot at the career they are capable of and the life that will make us all better off. that's point number one, right at the beginning. point number two, if a child can't read well by the time he's in third grade, he's four times less likely to graduate from high school by age 19 than one who can. and if he happens to be poor, he's six times less likely to graduate. so by boosting reading levels, we can help more of our kids make the grade. keep on advancing. reach that day that so many parents dream of coming close and then you start tearing up and that's when they are walking across that stage holding that diploma. number three, we know that latino kids are almost twice as likely as white kids to be
on personal character traits, which is you have a deficit of hope and a surplus of hurdles. so they try to deal with the hope part of it. they say let's build you up, build this character up because you have all the hurdles to deal with. i say let's do both things as once. you have to deal with the structural problems, all the things we say that are not really getting covered but they are. because if somebody is predatory lending for mortgages and that's disproportionally black people, that is structural racism. that is a structural violence against the black family, against the black community, against black men. every one of those things, whether it be mass incarceration or disproportionate drug arrests or any of that, violence in schools or suspensions of black boys higher ratio. so we have to look at those and call those out for what they are and say, we have to deal with all of those both what the boys need to do differently but what we need to do differently as a society. >> i also want to bring in boyce watkins founder of your black world.com. boyce some people already on board w
a dime to the deficit. >> the president also wants to expand the earned income tax credit for the working poor without children. his budget would also expand the child and dependent care tax credit and create automatic iras to help workers save for retirement but it's unlikely those plans will get through congress. he needs legislation to enact all of that and that does not look likely. >>> global markets are rebounding today as investors digest the situation in ukraine. even the dow jones flew out of the gate this morning. alison kosik is over at the new york stock exchange. how much have we bounced back today? >> quite a bit. what a difference a day makes. even the s&p 500 at a record high. the dow up 200 points, 205 points. all 30 stocks in the dow are in the green. very different story yesterday. it was a sea of red. we also saw that turn-around happening overseas, all the way -- there were those down arrows we saw yesterday in europe, asia, russia, they all turned up today. analysts say investors today aren't on red alert. it's not such a dire situation. i think when putin spoke and
in new tax. he cuts the military greatly in my opinion not for deficit reduction but for more domestic spending. it just shows the priorities have moved farther to the left and the point i'm trying to make here we have three years left of this administration and we have divided government. normally in a situation like that you would try to fine common ground, work forward common ground. he's moving away from that and tacked hard to the left. yes you could say that's because we're in an election year and that may be why. it's happening nevertheless. i don't know the reasons but he's moving to the left and it makes it hard to bridge to the gap. >> democrats will say they have tried to extend a hand and have not been reciprocated. >> we have a budget agreement. i want to see us build on that success. >> give me a preview of what the paul ryan budget will look like. in years past a lot of the saving have come from overhauling medicare and medicaid. are those proposals include in the paul ryan 2015 budget. >> those programs are going bankrupt and need to be restored, need to be solvent beli
about it first watching the television. there is a trust deficit here. when kerry asked if he trusted putin, he said, wolf, there is some value in putin and that's why you keep hearing from u.s. officials they are going to keep watching what russia does this weekend. we know they are watching closely from the air, from the ground to see if the troop movements amount to anything where they go into the country. >> reminds me sort of the worlds of ronald reagan's in the '80s, trust but verify. >> that's right. john kerry says verify, verify, and then verify. >> the situation is tense. jim sciutto, thank you very much. more on the rising tensions in the u.s. but just ahead, former chris christie aides contain new information about the bridscand and they are sparking new outrage. in fact, they depend on a unique set of nutrients. [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help protect your eye health. as you age, your eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite is a vitamin made just for your eyes from the eye care experts at bausch + lomb. ocuvi
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